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THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 275 Chicago, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1912 One Cent
WHAVS THE MATTER WITH CHICAGO?
Another thing the matter with Chicago is that the big daily
newspapers don't give the people the truth.
Take the Hehr murder, where seven men employed by the
Hearst newspapers are under arrest for the cold-blooded killing of
an innocent citizen neither the American, Examiner, Tribune,
News, Journal, Post, Record-Herald nor Inter-Ocean printed the
facts about this murder.
Not one of them published the truth when Conductor Witt was
murdered by newspaper thugs.
The murderers of Hehr were not even arrested until State's
Attorney Wayman threatened to arrest them if the police didn't.
And Chief McWeeny's excuse for not arresting them was that he
had paroled them in the custody of Andy Lawrence's lawyer.
-And the murderers of Conductor Witt are not under arrest at
all for thaf crinie. Edward Barrett, who was mixed up in the Witt
murder, is now under arrest for the Hehr murder, but Charles Bar
rett and Friedman arenjoying their freedom and are still work
ing for the Hearst newspapers.
For years the newspapers that are members of the local pub
lishers press have employed- sluggers ; and although the sluggers of
one newspaper slugged newsboys of another newspaper, it has been
the practice for none of the trust newspapers to print anything
about such slugging.
It was only a few months ago that Judge Pettit, white lectur
ing to a law class at the Kent College of Law, said that over 100
people had been killed by newspaper delivery vehicles in Chicago,
and nothing printed about it in the papers.
The Witt and IJehr murders are due directly to the fact that
desperadoes and thugs in the employ of newspapers ' have been
sworn in as deputies by officers of the law.
Politicians and. officers of the law appear to be cowed by the
newspapers, and permit the trust newspapers to do pretty much as
they please in Chicago.
Have YOtJ seen & truthful account of either the Witt or the
Hehr murder in any one of the Chicago trust newspapers?
Senator Lorimer charged that the trust press would, ruin any
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